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Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,785 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,785
Reviews: 2,020
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 199
Gots: 325 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-23-2013 02:19:41 | More by TastyIsBeer
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AmitC

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a one off 12 oz bottle bought from Atlanta GA.

Pale yellow, a bit strawish color. Very unclear and a lot of haze. Head is around two fingers thick of white color, creamy and fluffy. Receding head leaves an excellent Belgian lacing on the sides. Good retention, stays for a long time. Super bubbly. A lot of finely suspended yeast.

A lot of typical Belgian ale fruity notes. A very good burst of pepper like phenolic and noble hop smell bursts as soon as the cap is half open. No apparent alcohol though it is only 7.7%. Some spiciness. Strength is moderately strong.

Taste is much better than the nose. Enters with upfront spiciness and crispiness. Phenols give a mix of pepper, clove and coriander taste. Some dry nutty feel towards the end. Some minor noble hops provide freshness and prevent any malt effect from coming forward. Overall finish is dry with some tartness. Very fine.

Mouth feel is medium light to slightly medium bodied. Abundant carbonation. Effervescent. No astringency of any kind.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.75

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 00:28:31 | More by AmitC
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2013 21:46:16 | More by phishbone23
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Brew33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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oregone

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2013 04:48:49 | More by BeerSnob1022
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2013 03:45:13 | More by roywilliams
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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danoeltico

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-21-2013 22:23:28 | More by danoeltico
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-21-2013 17:11:00 | More by laurastradford
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Ry1975

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 16:54:50 | More by Ry1975
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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 16:01:46 | More by leedorham
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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hagbergl

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's crazy I haven't reviewed this old standby, the first Saison/Farmhouse I ever tried. Served in a pint glass at The Pub, University of Chicago, where there's always something tasty and domestic on tap.

Appearance (3.75/5): Hennepin is light yellow, straw-colored, a smooth, dense white head of foam tops it off, coming in at about two-fingers. Slightly hazy, though a little too clear for a Saison, in my opinion.

Smell (4/5): Lemony, grassy, smooth herbal hoppiness, some interesting yeastiness (a little spicy, a little funky) going on as well, and sweet pale malt. I really enjoy the melange of grassy/herbal hops, the yeast funk, and the light sweetness of the malt. Subtle. Well-engineered nose going on here.

Taste (4/5): Lightly hopped, floral, grassy, sweet bready malt, green apple. Some yeasty spice, light citrus, lemony, and lemongrass. Refreshing. Mellow, and despite its relatively strong ABV (compared to most Saisons, this is big 'un), no alcohol is present in the flavor–nice job on that, for sure. This is a solid tasting Saison.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Hennepin sports medium carbonation and medium body, both appropriate to the style and to what I believe the brewery's going for. It has a very nice light prickliness to it. The mouthfeel is also dry, champagne-like.

Overall (4/5): Hennepin is a quality Saison that really nails the essential flavor hallmarks of the style. And while it doesn't feature anything particularly adventurous, creative, or outlandish, it's still quite a pleasant beer and a wonderful introduction to the style. That I would recommend either Hennepin or Saison Dupont to those who have never had a Belgian-style Saison is a testament to how well Ommegang's creation stands up to the imported examples of the style (Saison Dupont being a paragon of the Saison style). Good stuff and a worthy buy.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 06:48:53 | More by hagbergl
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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2013 18:09:06 | More by StubFaceJoe
Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) from Brewery Ommegang
93 out of 100 based on 4,785 ratings.